poemetry

2020-10-21

if you take
the brain science
seriously,
and i do,
than you cannot
prove
that you
exist.
i cannot
prove
that you
exist.
the best
i can do
is admit to
phenomena
generating
sense data.
for lack of
any better
explanation,
and because
it’s easier
that way,
i call call
that sense data
appears
to be you,
“you”.
that’s all
i can do;
that’s all
you get.
the incoming
sense data
indicates
the presence of
stuff

outside of me,
so it seems
either
there really is
stuff
outside of me
or there is
nothing
outside of me
and whatever
the hell
i am
is making it
all up.
the simplest explanation
is that you do
exist, 
although the idea of
me as the lone
entity
in all the universe
making up
everything
cannot be 
discounted.
being the lone
entity 
in all the universe
would be
just too lonely,
so i’m choosing
you
really do exist.
but pardon me
for my doubts.
please
do not take it
personally.

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